Srinagar, Feb 10: Frequent theft incidents at Balgarden locality here has evoked strong resentment among the residents and traders.
In absence of any monitoring by police, thieves are having a field day. For past over a fortnight, a number of have been committed in houses, business establishments and shops in the area.
After the recent devastating flood, number of houses have been fully damaged forcing most of the inmates to move to other areas. “Thieves have been easily decamping with valuables in houses and shops. Ironically, the area is situated close to Police Headquarters,” said Gulshan Ahmad, President Traders Association Balgarden.
Locals said the thieves decamped with electronic items and goods from several shops using trucks. “This has spread sense of insecurity in the area. We appeal the senior police officers to look into the matter,” they said.
When contacted, a police officer assured action into the matter.